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Immigrant activists try to crash closed-door meeting

BOSTON (WWLP) – Tensions were high when pro-immigration supporters barged into House Republican Leader Brad Jones’ office during a closed door meeting between federal immigration officials and the Republican Party.

“They don’t want to have a conversation with us. That’s the only thing that we want. If they want to talk about our people, if they want to talk about people like me, have a conversation with the immigrant community in Massachusetts,” said pro-immigration supporter Patricia Montes.

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Boston mayor to sign act limiting immigration holds

Mayor Martin J. Walsh declared Wednesday he would sign a city ordinance to prohibit Boston police from detaining illegal immigrants for possible deportation, unless they were convicted of a serious crime.

The proposal is still in its early stages, but Walsh’s announcement to a jubilant convention of mostly immigrant union delegates at the Hynes Convention Center drew a standing ovation and some tears, even as critics warned that the plan could backfire and lead to the release of dangerous criminals.

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LTE: We must confront how our policies breed immigrants’ desperation

While the general sentiment of the June 17 editorial “Influx of children shows urgency of need for immigration reform” is not off-base, the Globe once again misses the point on our immigration crisis, and ironically accuses President Obama of doing what the US news media often do when they write abo

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Support the MA Trust Act

Video of the MA Trust Act. As momentum for federal immigration reform grows, Massachusetts is set to lead the nation by advancing the TRUST act, a state bill to provide immediate relief from deportations, strengthen public safety, and set an example that propels the national conversation on immigration reform toward inclusion. Find out more at www.matrustact.org

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Golpe de Estado en Honduras de 2009

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the tragic 2009 Honduran Coup D’état and its effects on immigration with our guest Tito Meza of the organization Proyecto Hondureño.

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Causas Estructurales de Inmigracion Part 2

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the structural causes of immigration to the United States with our guest Oscar Chacon, Executive Director of the The National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC)

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Causas Estructurales de Inmigracion

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the structural causes of immigration to the United States with our guest Jeannette Huezo of the organization United for Fair Economy.

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: After 27 years in Cambridge and 6 years in Somerville Centro Presente moves to East Boston.

PRESS RELEASE

Media Contact:
Patricia Montes, Centro Presente, 617 959 3108

After 27 years in Cambridge and 6 years in Somerville
Centro Presente moves to East Boston.

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SAVE THE DATE: The State of Immigration in the US

SAVE THE DATE
The State of Immigration in the US

Media Contact:
Patricia Montes, Centro Presente 617 959 3108

Centro Presente invites you to a Panel Discussion about immigrants and immigration in the US.

Why are cities rebelling against the Obama administration’s deportation policies?

How are immigration authorities preparing for the 60,000 unaccompanied children who will cross the border this year?   

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Al Día Con Centro Presente- Detencion De Inmigrantes En Los EE.UU.

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about who benefits from the expansion of detention centers in the U.S. and negative effects that it has on our immigrant community.